South Oliphant

 
4:52 AM

5:53 AM

8:49 PM

Current conditions at 5/17 4:00 AM - WIARTON AIR - 16 km away.

 

Wind Forecast

May-17
Tuesday
17-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)18161613141374
Temp C55677874
Precip (mm/3hr)
May-18
Wednesday
18-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)15634426
Temp C32499976
Precip (mm/3hr)1.7
 
May-19
Thursday
19-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)65326446
Temp C777888109
Precip (mm/3hr)1.75.50.3
 
May-20
Friday
20-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)1114151419191715
Temp C1113141519201817
Precip (mm/3hr)3.5
 
May-21
Saturday
21-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)151812215803
Temp C1617131111886
Precip (mm/3hr)1.73.2
 
May-22
Sunday
22-May
2 am58112pm5811
Direction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed (knots)41214141164
Temp C5555676 
Precip (mm/3hr)3.2 
 

Forecast Source: Environment Canada

 

Nearby Stations

The following stations are near this spot.

NameICAODateDistance (Km)Wind SpeedDirectionStatusAction
WIARTON AIRCYVV5/17 4:00 AM15.84
 
Active
WESTERN ISL (MAPCWMZ5/17 4:00 AM79.122
 
Active
OLIPHANT (AUTOB)CWDF1.3Active
CYPRUS LAKE CSCXCY60.0Active
COVE ISLAND (MAPCWWX75.0Active

Spot Details

Choice area when wind is from SW which can make N. Oliphant gusty.

Oliphant Kite Spots - Revised May, 2013

By Daniel Medysky

Please note: vehicles are permitted on the beach.

South Oliphant is a few kilometers south along picturesque Shoreline drive. Public washrooms are located next to the private marina in front of the famous old Oliphant dance pavillion. You can drive out on to the beach where you'll see the kite launch area close to the water. This small bay is located at the end of Oliphant Way. between Lonely Island & Whiskey Island and holds 20 or so kiters and works best on a SW wind. Note: This is a popular area for beginners and a training spot for several kite schools. Please be courteous and ride upwind of training students.

Shallow water and a sandy bottom make it ideal for the beginner to expert kiteboarder. In the summer time it gets busy with local cottagers and kiters are asked to respect designated swim areas.

Kiters are asked to respect all signage and be considerate of all beach users especially swimmers in the water. The local environment group called the Friends of Oliphant Coastal Environments (http://fooce.org/) is working to preserve the natural ecosystem.

There are several camping resorts in Oliphant including Fiddlehead, Trillium and White Sands. If there's no wind you can take a boat tour and snorkel over shipwrecks in the crystal clear waters. For more info contact Fishing Island Tours

The old shipping port town of Wiarton is a short drive across the peninsula on the Georgian Bay side and offers all the amenities of a modern city. Sit back and enjoy what the Bruce Peninsula has to offer.

For more info Join the local kite group on

Facebook : Bruce Grey Kiteboarding Association or Ontario Kiteboarding Association,

Daniel Medysky

Ontario SUP Race Series

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